David Bowie Official on Twitter:
Edit: Hollywood Reporter on Twitter: Hollywood Reporter confirms.January 10 2016 - David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.
Edit 2: Duncan Jones on Twitter: Duncan Jones confirms.
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i dont think this is a hoax. this is terrible news. rest in peace ziggy.
Jesus Christ this year is starting out so shitty.
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Man I don't typically get emotional about celebrities dieing but this one is rough. I'm kinda speechless. Easily my favorite artist. I'd say have a good one but you were a nihilist so...yeah.
Fuck this stupid planet. Fuck cancer.
This is fucking awful.
The Goblin King is dead. Long live the Goblin King.
I didnt even know he had cancer.
This is a big deal. Absolutely terrible loss.
Yeah lousy news.
Heroes is one of my favorites.
Very sad. Loved his music and his cameo in Zoolander was awesome.
Ouch. He had just turned 69 on Friday too.
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Damn. This sucks...
Very surreal that he knew Blackstar was his last and is now clearly written as a goodbye.
Damn =/ I haven't listed to any of his newer music, but in the 80s/90s he had constant time on my cassette/CD players. To echo everyone else: Fuck Cancer.
Horrible disgusting wretched news. RIP Ziggy
This hurts =(
Crying my eyes out right now. A true musical visionary and icon. Sooo many fucking great songs, unbelievably so. RIP Mr. Jones.
He and Major Tom are together now. Rest in peace.
Well fuck that's a kick in the balls. Dance magic, dance.
Goddamn that sucks. He was one of those people that always looked 20 years younger than they actually are. I thought for sure he'd be kicking around until his 90s.
He lived a fuller life than most of us ever will but I'll still say he is gone too soon. He seemed more alive, productive, and vigorous in his 60s than a lot of artists in their 20s.
A true artist, he never allowed himself to become complacent and continuously changed his identity and music to the times while still being himself.
RIP Goblin King.
One of the greatest of all time. Honestly. This dude was a giant mass of walking musical talent. His sounds have brightened and enhanced my life throughout the years. (rrrrreeeeaaallll fuckin high on drugs....)
I think being introduced to him early in life by my weird cousin has actually helped inoculate me against homophobia to a small degree. Growing up in a rather conservative area and crowd, I remember thinking when I was young that if 'hating fags' meant 'hating David Bowie', then those hateful people could all go fuck themselves. Nobody in my circle was into his music at all. I was a alone in my fandom (pre-internet) but I have never had a problem with that.
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The World today is a lesser place today than it was the day before. RIP Ziggy.
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Originally Posted by Noodleface
God dammit, add me to the list of celeb deaths normally dont get to me but this one sucks. No one knew he eas dying besides family correct?
What a nut punch. Feeling old with all these acts I grew up watching pass away. Class act, and a true front man. Irreplaceable in every sense of the word.
Damn this news sucks. There's a decent obit /tribute to him on the Guardian:
http://www.theguardian.com/music/201...d-appreciation...what was remarkable was how thoroughly Bowie could impose himself on different genres, how he could take other peopleís ideas and twist them until they seemed entirely his own. 1975ís Young Americans was recorded at Sigma Sound, home of the luscious string-laden soul released on Philadelphia International, but it didnít sound like a Philly soul record. Recorded with Brian Eno, 1977ís Low and Heroes were clearly in thrall to the music of German experimentalists Kraftwerk and Neu!, but they didnít sound much like Kraftwerk or Neu!. They sounded like David Bowie, even though they sounded nothing like David Bowie had recorded before.
...On release, Blackstar sounded remarkably like the kind of confident, decisive break with his past Bowie kept turning out at the height of his powers: the thrillingly exploratory jazz-influenced sound had as little to do with the music on The Next Day as the soul of Young Americans had with the glam albums that preceded it. It sounded like a new beginning, but it was the exact opposite: it was a farewell, a puzzle, filled with clues no one picked up on, that would suddenly be solved by his death. David Bowie went out the way he spent most of his career: unknowable, one step ahead of everyone else.
Soon there will be no more greats. RIP.
No, the endgame is when "greats" like Beiber/Miley Cryus pass away and are mourned by the masses. Immortality is definitely not worth it.
Originally Posted by Noodleface
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Originally Posted by Noodleface
Fuckin' thing sucks!
Bowie was an icon of the music industry; not because of any one, singular thing, but because of so many things that he did so well. I would argue few, if any, artists could ever reinvent/change their identity and music as often as Bowie did and remain in the spotlight like he has over the decades. The world lost a brilliant mind and an amazing voice.
Some of my best moments and memories in life were had to/around David Bowie music. When musicians you grew up listening to start dying of natural causes, you know you're getting old..
Anybody who can even hold a candle to Freddie Mercury vocally has a talent level well over 9000...
It's lame when people get upset by the death of a celebrity, but this one is fucking gutting. Haven't been able to stop thinking about it since the news started breaking late Sunday night (This thread was the first place I read about it. My initial reaction was "that can't be right" and I spent the next half hour trying to find confirmation.. there was hardly anything apart from the twitter post at that point) Anyway, it's far from a consolation, but the covers that have started coming out since have been fun to listen to. El Vy covered Let's Dance the other night. Starts off a little flat, but they seem to ease into it after a bit
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